Greece: Passed away on Tuesday, May 13th at the age of 78. Gary is survived by his Children; Cheryl Johnson, Julie Evert, Suzzane (Erin) Neale & Lesia Johnson; Grandchildren; Chuck, Rhiannon, Cyrena, Angela, Adam & Kristin; 12 Great Grandchildren and Sisters in law; Pat and Laurie Johnson; many Nieces and Nephews. Predeceased by his children's mother; Patricia and brothers; Bob, Don, Dave and Norm. Gary's visitation will be held Sunday, May 18th from 11 am to 1 pm at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece chapel. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lifetime Care, 3111 S. Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14623 and Journey Home, 994 Long Pond Rd, Rochester, NY 14626. For more information, or to sign Gary's online guestbook, please visit:

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  1. Grandpa when I was a Kid I Always Saw You as the Most Indestructible Man!! You were a Super Hero to All of Us Grandkids! When we used to come up to Buckmans To visit you all of the time You and Uncle Norm and All of The Guys would be sitting there drinking coffee and talking about how things used to be! We Loved hearing those stories and listening to you all chat about decades past! I will Miss Your Smiles, Your Laugh and Most of All those Hugs that would Squeeze every ounce of Air from My Lungs!!! You were the Tallest Man With the Biggest Heart and the Brightest Smile!! Your Presence Filled the Room not only because you were so tall, but because of your Big Pesonality!! Steve will Miss those Manly and Intimidating Handshakes that nearly break your hand, but meant so much to the people who received them!!! I Know Our Kids are too Small to understand, but Steve and I did our best to explain to them that you are in Heaven and Everytime they See a Star Brighter then All of The Others it’s You watching over Them!! I Love You Grandpa and Will Miss You, but I know this is not Goodbye its so long for now!! ♡♥♡♥♡

  2. May your family find comfort and peace. Though we have never met you, we know you must have been a good father to have given us our kind and caring friend Julie.
    Loren & Kathy

  3. My sympathy to your family on the loss of your father, grandfather, and brother-in-law. May you find comfort in many fond memories and in the warmth of family and friends surrounding you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Karla Damico Wilsey

  4. My prayers and thoughts are with all of the family, I know you were a wonderful person as your daughter Julie is my best friend

  5. Suzanne and Family,
    I never met your dad but its apparent he was a wonderful man. You are in my prayers.

  6. Gary : Sorry you had to leave so soon, I’ve known you for most of your 78 years ,I
    wish you could have stayed around longer, really we are both lucky
    to have lived this long .Who am I going to discuss the problems of the world
    with now. We worked together at the bowling alley, grocery store, the farm, and
    the businesses we had. You were my best friend and partner in business. Your
    knowledge , honesty and integrity in everything you did will always be with me.
    I will really miss you.

  7. I’ve always looked up to my grandfather for many reasons. He has taught me so much. Within the past year I have learned a lot about him as a father and a man and he was by far the hardest working person I have ever known and hope that I can be even half the man he was. I will miss him .

  8. Uncle Gary, I will miss coming to look for you at Wegmans for coffee. I always walked in and looked for the ‘man with the hat’. I dont remember how it quite started but I enjoyed the little time I spent with you and some of the stories you told about grandma. It made me happy to hear you call me your niece when you introduced me to your coffee buddies. I am glad that I got this chance . Many blessings on your journey.

  9. Well Dad 24 is over for now, you said from the first episode this character showed up ‘look there is a woman just a pissed as you’ Well here is me saying good bye for now through ‘Chloe’ see you on the road better pick me up in that vet.

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